After Brennan and I both got done we walked around the grounds of the temple with Tatum, found some shade and snapped some pictures of course. (We also did a lot of reminiscing about photos taken there 3 years ago after our wedding. It was fun to remember.)
This one makes me laugh.
We went down to the Mississippi thinking we might put Tatum's feet in the water. Unfortunately it was a swampy, muddy mess so we just took a picture and called it good. :)
Next we headed to the park to do some swinging. With the first big swing we always get a big smile out of Tatum. I tried to catch it on camera but I think I mostly missed it.
We did a pretty good job of finding things to do. Besides the park, the river, and the temple, we also went to a few shops and we hung out in the shade for a bit while Tatum took a nap. But I always start to get antsy for about the last hour we have to wait. And I always hold onto a hope that they will get done early. So we parked ourselves in front of the temple for the last hour, just waiting. Brennan took a picture for a family from Chicago, but the dad was from England and the mom was from Austria. We talked to them for a bit and I walked away from that conversation lamenting the fact that I don't get to hear those sweet accents all the time. Why can't I sound that cool?! Then we continued to wait. I watched Tatum attack Brennan. And I enjoyed every minute of it. haha.
My parents did finally come out, just not early, which was fine. And we headed home. The drive back was nice, Tatum was great and there was lots of good conversation to be had. It was a long, hot, sticky day but well worth it. Being in and even around the temple felt great.